January 15, 2020
Some of our most vivid memories come from the music classroom. Remember the first time you picked up an instrument and got it to make a sound? It might not have been the right sound, but there’s nothing quite like that moment of realization: You have the ability to create… Read more >
January 8, 2020
Music teachers have the unique opportunity to use their creativity both for their own music and to fan the flames of others’ talent. However, it can be difficult to find out how to become a music teacher and develop the skills that are essential for inspiring your students. This article… Read more >
January 3, 2020
Music teachers are increasingly using technology when developing new strategies for engaging students. Where we once thought of acoustic instruments, pencil, and paper as primary learning tools, it is now possible to involve students in creative music learning using technologies such as iPads and education apps. Integrating technology with teaching… Read more >
December 26, 2019
As the National Association for Music Education points out, music education is not just a study of music or education, it is also the study of people, places, and cultures. For this reason, music educators come from all varieties of professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Although master’s degrees can offer… Read more >
December 15, 2019
The career path for a graduate with a Master of Music Education can vary from public schools and private schools, postsecondary schools, choir or ensemble directors to private instruction. Salary ranges vary depending not only on region, but also on the chosen area of instruction. The Berklee College of Music’s… Read more >
December 10, 2019
The great Chinese philosopher Confucius wrote “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” nearly 2,500 years ago. This truth remains; music is a life force that nurtures the human spirit, provides inspiration, and awakens creativity. Our lives would not be complete without music. Teaching is… Read more >
December 8, 2019
Teachers are change agents. They encourage, motivate and lead students to new paths of discovery. Whatever the subject, teachers make a profound impact on their students, and society as a whole. Music teachers have the added joy of fostering creative energy from their students and helping to nourish innate talents… Read more >
December 1, 2019
The value of music education encompasses both the emotional and cultural impact of experiencing music and the way that learning music enhances our brains. Research suggests that learning to play an instrument can enhance someone’s mental acuity and ability to retain information. This research, as well as the experiences of… Read more >
November 23, 2019
If you grew up before the iPod was invented, you may remember the decline of cassette players and record players, the latter of which is currently experiencing increased popularity as more people turn to vinyl for a revival of sound quality and the tactile experience of music enjoyment. This infographic… Read more >
February 28, 2019
The University of Florida will host the 7th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, March 19-22, 2019. The event brings together music educators from all levels of teaching, from elementary school to higher education, to explore the complex issue of assessment. Music educators have faced increased legislative and cultural… Read more >
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